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  1. Resources

    29 November 2018

    Improve quality of end of life care for older Australians The ELDAC ‘Working Together’ toolkit has been developed to assist aged care providers to create or enhance linkages across the aged, primary and palliative care sectors. Working together can reduce avoidable hospitalisations and shorten length of hospital stays for older Australians receiving community or residential […]

  2. The ‘safe death’: An ethnographic study exploring the perspectives of rural palliative care patients and family caregivers

    29 November 2018

    Rainsford S, Phillips CB, Glasgow NJ, MacLeod RD, Wiles RB. Palliative Medicine Sept 2018; 1-9. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1177/0269216318800613 journals.sagepub.com/home/pmj Achieving one’s preferred place of death is often considered, within palliative care, as a proxy for a ‘good death’. In rural settings, relationships between place and self are often stronger than for urban […]

  3. Providing palliative care at the end of life: should health professionals fear regulation?

    29 November 2018

    End of Life Law in Australia have recently published an article exploring the regulatory framework governing this area, the extent to which health professionals actions have been scrutinised, and the consequences.

  4. Partnering with local parliamentary members to share the Advance Care Planning message

    29 November 2018

    Over the last few months we’ve partnered with local Members of Parliament to deliver our community workshops on Advance Care Planning.  This has proved a great way of using their local connections to deliver our workshops.  Over recent months nearly 500 people have attended our workshops across Morley, Carine, Scarborough, Forrestfield, Dawesville and Armadale. We […]

  5. eNews November 2018

    29 November 2018

    e-News – November 2018 Welcome to our last e-News of 2018.  Our Annual Report is now available online. We hope you can join us for our AGM next Tuesday (4 December).  Please book via Eventbrite. It’s been a busy few months in the PCWA office with lots of community workshops, forums on the End of […]

  6. Albany embraces the Compassionate Communities approach

    19 November 2018

    In October we partnered with the Australian Centre for Social Innovation to deliver 2 day Weavers Local Connector Training at the Albany Community Hospice.  This training was the first step in implementing a Weavers Program at the Hospice to support the carers of patients who come into its care.  Carers will be matched to a […]

  7. WA CEO Roundtable on Palliative Care meets with Ken Wyatt, Aged Care Minister

    2 October 2018

    The CEO Roundtable on Palliative Care provides high level advice to State and Federal Government on palliative care issues in WA. The Roundtable is facilitated by Palliative Care WA with CEO’s drawn from PCWA member organisations within the health and community service sectors. On September 7 2018, the Roundtable met with Federal Minister for Senior Australians […]

  8. Palliative care sector welcomes the recommendations from the End of Life Choices Report

    29 August 2018

    Last night a packed room of representatives from the palliative care sector welcomed the release of the WA Parliament Select Committee End of Life Choices Report at a forum, hosted by Palliative Care WA, to understand and discuss the findings and recommendations. Guest speaker, Ms Amber-Jade Sanderson, MLA and Chair of the Committee gave the […]

  9. Renew your membership now

    27 August 2018

    Have you renewed your membership to Palliative Care WA? Our effort to attract new members and retain existing members is tracking at 75 % of target.  As the peak body for palliative care in Western Australia we rely on the support of individuals and organisations to continue to operate as a peak body and ensure […]

  10. Palliative Care WA Advance Care Planning Community Workshops

    27 August 2018

    In the first half of 2018, Palliative Care WA delivered 16 Advance Care Planning (ACP) Community Workshops and presentations in the Peel region, Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Chittering, Midland and the Perth Metropolitan area.  We have also delivered workshops to culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Our highly interactive workshops outline and explain Advance Care Planning and […]

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